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Re: [IP] All those =20's -- hypothesis -- part 2



Well the only thing I see in your second note  is the "a" with the dot over
it and no other symbols showed up. 
Ginny



At 03:05 PM 04/06/2000 +0200, you wrote:
>I've been puzzled by the fact that some messages in the IP digest have 
>extra characters like "=20", while others don't. I know that "=20" is a 
>MIME representation for a carriage return/line feed. I thought that these 
>codes were inserted by the *sender's* SMTP server.
>
>Maybe not.
>
>I saw the other day that one of my own messages was so afflicted and 
>there's nothing wrong with my SMTP server. I also noticed that my message 
>contained a single accented character, the "a" with a "grave" accent.
>
>I have a hunch. I believe the MIME codes are being inserted by the IP 
>mailing list server due to a bug. The codes appear throughout the message 
>whenever a single ASCII extended character is used anywhere in the message.
>
>To test this out, I'm sending this message to IP twice. This time is the 
>second time and there's a SINGLE accented character here:  
>
>I predict that this message will be filled with MIME codes.
>
>So, am I right? If so, what's wrong with the IP mailing list server?
>
>regards, Andy 
>
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